Reaction to Mike Richards’ demotion, post All-Star Gae analysis, commentary on the Sharks, Flames, the supposed death of the Corsi stat and much more. 

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on the decline of Mike Richards, who was demoted yesterday by the LA Kings.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Tom Dianora on how Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s gambled and lost by not using a compliance buyout on Richards last year.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe has 25 reasons to love the NHL All-Star Game.

Whatever became of Ryan Whitney?

Whatever became of Ryan Whitney?

SB NATION: Travis Hughes sees nothing wrong with the NHL All-Star Weekend.

THE SCORE: Justin Bourne catches up with former NHL defenseman Ryan Whitney.

PUCKOLOGY: Clare Austin on why Jonathan Quick is among the NHL’s elite goaltenders.

PUCK PONDERINGS: Are the San Jose Sharks chum or apex predators over the remainder of this season?

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Despite the presence of Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dennis Wideman, the Calgary Flames defense corps needs improvement.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: It’s time to ban the rats from hockey. No, not the four-legged kind.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire makes the case that reports of the death of the Corsi stat are premature.